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Trams & Ferries

More paper ephemera today from the vaults at IM HQ. Sticking with the transportation theme of the other day… Here are three different and interesting tickets. 1. S.W. & A Railway streetcar ticket from Windsor to Tecumseh. Regional transportation existed, only we killed it off. This ticket dates to the early 1930’s. 2. A ticket good for one fare on the Walkerville – Detroit…
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Bus Pass - October 1945

An interesting old paper item that I turned up while combing through the archives here at world headquarters… A scan of the front and back of a monthly pass for the buses during WWII. An interesting bit of local history, probably not too many of these…
Old PhotographsWindsor

Assumption College Gymnasium - 1939

Back in 2008, we took a look at St. Dennis Hall, now part of the computer lab at the University. This building served as the gymnasium of Assumption College back in the olden days… I recently came across this image of the interior of the gym from 1939. Here’s…

Action Hobbies Slide Show # 10 - Saturday March 9, 2013

Via regular reader and contributor Tim Swaddling: Hello friends Saturday, March 9th, 7.30pm – Action Hobbies hosts Historical Train Slide Show #10 Free admission! Action Hobbies Kingsville welcomes Larry Broadbent of St. Thomas, Ontario. Action Hobbies Kingsville is pleased to announce the 10th instalment of the ever popular Historical Train Slide Show series. On Saturday, March 9th…
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Old PhotographsWindsor

Ottawa & Gladstone - Cherniak's - 1930

From the Windsor Star – September 3, 1968 Ottawa and Gladstone about the year 1930 is shown above. The store on the corner is Cherniak’s, one of Windsor’s oldest merchandising firms and still prominently identified with retailing. The building was known as…
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Gus's - 1954

From the 1954 tourist guide once again… Today we look at Gus’s in Remington Park. The motel is still there, although it doesn’t look like there’s a restaurant anymore… View Larger Map Happy February everyone, have a good weekend, see you back…
Old AdsWindsor

Appearing at The Embassy - 1973

This ad ran in the Windsor Star in February, 1973. It advertises upcoming bands playing at the Embassy Hotel, one of the bands scheduled in the ad was a little Canadian band by the name of Rush. View Larger Map Today the Embassy Hotel, is best known as the Little Memphis Cabaret. If you’re a music fan at all, think about the fact that Rush once played in this buildingnext time you cruise by…
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Tourist Information - 1948

From the 1948 Windsor And Essex County Visitor’s Guide   OFFICIAL TRAVEL INFORMATION Above is shown the Ontario Government Information Centre at the Detroit-Windsor vehicle tunnel. The reception centre is directly opposite the tunnel exit. second (sic) one is at the…